Matthew Dugger
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A Declaration of Self-Dependence

A Declaration of Self-Dependence is an idea-based design experience that uses personal truth as the basis for communication. Typography, a graphic designer’s greatest asset, along with illustration can work harmoniously in order to effectively communicate the idea presented. The four personal proverbs that I have written are concise, witty sayings that represent a greater idea that is insightful, identifiable and relatable to myself as well as the audience.

The process reflects my values and opinion on the current state of graphic design: design is a craft and the human hand and human mind are the two most important elements in this craft. Bridging the gap between art and design, A Declaration of Self-Dependence lives as not only four different compositions but as a systematic approach that reflects my ideas about graphic design.